Wednesday, December 7, 2011


We all know about the RIBBA frames from Ikea, right? If you haven't- they are simple modern frames at an affordable price. They are quite possibly my favorite thing to buy at Ikea. So that said, instead of paying for expensive custom framing I always buy Ikea frames. This is not news, I know. What I wanted to talk about today though, is what to do when you have a piece of art whose size requires a custom frame. This happened to us recently when we brought back an art piece from Italy. It had odd dimensions, and even with coupons getting it custom framed was going to be very expensive. So instead, I bought my RIBBA frame (way larger than the actual art piece) and got it custom matted for $30 vs the $250 something dollars to get it custom framed. Red was happy, I was happy.